Algerian Man Who Spent 18 Months in Jail for Post Declaring Jesus Overcomes ‘Lie’ of Islam Now Free

Algerian Man Who Spent 18 Months in Jail for Post Declaring Jesus Overcomes ‘Lie’ of Islam Now Free

(World Watch Monitor) — The daughter of Slimane Bouhafs, an Algerian Christian who has spent the last 18 months in prison for insulting Islam and its prophet, has announced her father’s release. “Finally my father … has been allowed back to us,” his daughter, Tilelli, wrote on her Facebook page on Saturday. “Thank you for […]

Indictment Against American Pastor Imprisoned in Turkey Cites ‘Christianization,’ ‘Unconventional Warfare’

Indictment Against American Pastor Imprisoned in Turkey Cites ‘Christianization,’ ‘Unconventional Warfare’

ANKARA, Turkey — An official indictment recently handed down against American pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been imprisoned in Turkey for the past two years, claims that the pastor used “Christianization” as a “mask” to engage in “unconventional warfare” against the government. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) outlines that Brunson, who has […]

Indian Woman Murdered for Leaving Hinduism for Christianity

Indian Woman Murdered for Leaving Hinduism for Christianity

(Open Doors USA) — Chadarajupalli Subbaravamma was in her mid-50s living in South India when she left Hinduism for Christianity 10 years ago. Ten years later, she was murdered for that decision to trust in Jesus and pursue her new faith. The elderly woman in her mid-60s was on her terrace reading her Bible and […]

Child in Kazakhstan Church Triggers Police Raid

Child in Kazakhstan Church Triggers Police Raid

(World Watch Monitor) — A senior police officer in the southern Kazakh city of Kyzylorda has defended sending anti-extremism officers to investigate the presence of a child in church, reports regional news agency Forum 18. Kuanishbek Urazov, Head of Kyzylorda Regional Police’s Department for the Struggle with Extremism, said it was the police’s “duty to […]

Baptism Service Violently Halted by Hindu Mob Claiming ‘Forced Conversions’

Baptism Service Violently Halted by Hindu Mob Claiming ‘Forced Conversions’

(World Watch Monitor) — Around 20 Hindu extremists in saffron-coloured clothes barged inside a church in eastern India’s Uttar Pradesh state yesterday (March 28), violently assaulting the pastor and two church members. Shouting in extremely offensive language, they entered the Evangelical Churches of India (ECI) building in the Fatehpur district of the city, and bolted […]

Hindu Extremists Turn Tribal, Animist Villagers Against Christians in India

Hindu Extremists Turn Tribal, Animist Villagers Against Christians in India

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – About 20 villagers questioning Christians gathered for worship in a home in Odisha state, India were animists who worshipped objects in nature and other gods, but Hindu nationalists had led them there. “Why have you left your ancestral faith and begun following the Christian faith?” a few of them asked, […]

Nigerian ‘Mama’ Cares for More Than 50 Children at Her Home in Midst of Orphan Crisis

Nigerian ‘Mama’ Cares for More Than 50 Children at Her Home in Midst of Orphan Crisis

A Christian woman in Nigeria simply known as “Mama” is taking care of more than 50 children in her home in the midst of the orphan crisis that continues from the Fulani attacks and other violence in the country’s Middle Belt. According to International Christian Concern (ICC), Mama has been taking in children for at least six years, […]

Kidnapped Girl’s Church Calls on Buhari to Win Her Release From Boko Haram in Nigeria

Kidnapped Girl’s Church Calls on Buhari to Win Her Release From Boko Haram in Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria retained the only Christian among more than 100 kidnapped girls who were freed last week, prompting the head of her church denomination to call on President Muhammadu Buhari to obtain her release. Boko Haram refused to release Leah Nathan Sharibu, 15, because she would not renounce […]

North Carolina Pastor Sentenced to 7 Years in China’s Prisons

North Carolina Pastor Sentenced to 7 Years in China’s Prisons

PU’ER, Yunnan (China Aid) — A court in China’s southern Yunnan province sentenced a North Carolina pastor to seven years in prison Friday and heavily fined him on a trumped up charge of “organizing illegal border crossing.” His colleague also received a one-year jail sentence and a fine. John Cao, a North Carolina pastor well-respected […]